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Chicken in Black Bean Sauce

Greece and china’s civilization go back at the origins of history. Chinese and ancient Greek writing date around the same age just like the philosophy of the two civilizations. When Alexander the Great conquered eastern China the two cultures came to contact and for this reason in Chinese Greece is called Hellas from its name...

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Beef Fillet with Creamy Thyme Sauce

Hello my friends! I would like to wish to all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year full of happy moments and lots of love. How were your holidays? Did you have fun? Did you meet with family or friends or both? We went on a trip to the northern part of Greece...

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Christmas Menu

Time passes so fast! Do you realize that in less than three weeks we have Christmas? Oh my God! I have to start organizing things otherwise I am going to be drowned! What are your plans for Christmas? Are you spending them with family or going on a trip? I have no clue what we...

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Pork Tenderloin with Apples in Beer and Curry Sauce

Apples have been growing in this corner of the world since ancient years. Greek mythology is full of tales that, at some point, involve an apple somewhere by someone. I have already mentioned the myth of Atalante and Hippomenes and there is also the famous story of Eris who threw an apple saying “To the...

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Kuku Paka Style Chicken

Last weekend Greece has experienced a very rare natural phenomenon; a medicane. The word medicane comes from the Mediterranean and hurricane. It is a cyclone that can happen once or twice every year. It starts as a storm and as it moves, it turns to a cyclone. Medicanes have many common characteristics with hurricanes, those...

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Beef Burritos

One of the most popular stories (likely false) is that a man named Juan Mendez from Chihuahua, Mexico used a donkey to carry around his supplies for his food cart. To keep the food warm, he would wrap it up in a big homemade flour tortilla. First appearing in the early 1900s, right around the...

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Zucchini Baskets Filled with Melty Ground Beef

Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas. However, the varieties of green, cylindrical squash harvested immature and typically called “zucchini” were developed in northern Italy, long after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas. It appears that this occurred in the second half of the 19th century, though the first description of...

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Quick and Easy Weeknight Pasta

Rosemary or Rosmarinus officinalis comes from the words ros which means coolness and marinus which means marine. So, basically is the sea coolness. It probably took its name because it bobbed up with Aphrodite from under the water at the island of Cyprus. Aphrodite touched the plant and gave it the distinct aroma it has...